Season 9 of Overwatch 2 kicks off subsequent week, with some huge modifications to the sport’s aggressive mode, a brand new battle move, and a cosmic horror theme for hero skins. However Blizzard Leisure’s sneak peek at season 9, named Champions, additionally hints at one thing shocking: a crossover with beloved anime sequence Cowboy Bebop.
A short teaser tucked on the ending of a trailer for Overwatch 2 season 9 incorporates a sight acquainted to longtime Overwatch gamers. A tumbleweed, signaling that Cassidy’s final is about to pop off, rolls via the abandoned streets of Route 66. Then there’s a minimize to the jukebox, which begins taking part in the Cowboy Bebop theme song, “Tank!”
Blizzard hasn’t introduced an Overwatch 2/Cowboy Bebop crossover but, however that’s a crystal-clear trace. And there’s a precedent for anime crossovers: Virtually precisely one 12 months in the past, Blizzard teased the primary (non-Lego) IP collab for Overwatch, based mostly on One-Punch Man. That occasion added a wide range of themed skins and different cosmetics to the sport, within the type of Saitama Doomfist, Genos Genji, Horrible Twister Kiriko, and Mumen Rider Soldier: 76.
A Cowboy Bebop crossover would nearly assuredly imply a Spike Spiegel pores and skin for the cowboy Cassidy, however may it additionally imply a Faye Valentine pores and skin for Tracer? A Vicious pores and skin for Genji? Edward and Ein skins for Ashe and Bob? OK, that final one could be a stretch, however we’re positive to search out out quickly.
Overwatch 2 season 9 begins on Feb. 13. Any potential Cowboy Bebop crossover would probably arrive inside two months after that season’s launch, based mostly on previous season lengths.